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How to Rock Your Triads 101

Triads are the pinnacle of starting out your coaching journey. They are designed as a safe space for you to rock out, fail forward and grow in your learnings as a coach.

You are assigned into three groups of 3 people, at your Foundations of Coaching Success weekend; each group is for 9 sessions.

What am I aiming for?

To learn, to grow, to add value, to have fun, and ultimately build the skill of coaching!

As you build the skill, you will build your confidence. 

You are also aiming to improve on your coaching skills during the 9 sessions - which will be reflected in the Triad Coaching Session Listener Mentor Feedback Form. This can be found in Moodle > L1. Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching > 'Getting Started with Your Triads and Pro Bono Coaching' module.

What else do I need to know about my assessments?

For the purposes of your assessment (Knowledge Paper) you will be required to submit 3 copies of the Feedback form as a Listener (you can send a copy to the Coach that you're listening for as well so that they can progress from the feedback).

You will also need to submit the 3 Feedback forms that you'll receive from each of your Mentors, in total 9 Feedback forms.

For your Level 1 assessments, your assessor is looking for you to make continuous improvements over the 9 triad sessions, based on the feedback from your listener and mentors.

Your progress will be considered alongside your recorded coaching session that you provide as part of your assessment submission (not part of your triads). You can find more about your assessments here.

You do not need to record any of your triad sessions for your assessments, however you can record them if you want to for your own review and personal growth as long as your client has given consent.

Group 1 you are the Coach: 

It is your job to organise the triad, connect with your triad members and coordinate what days and times suit yourself, client and listener and a time that fits into everyone's schedule. You are to lead this group and practice your coaching skills with people who are at the same level of TCI learnings as yourself.

Triad session 1-3 does not have a TCI mentor - the student listener must be present 
Triad session 4-6 is with your first TCI mentor - the listener's attendance is optional but recommended
Triad session 6-9 is with your 2nd TCI mentor - the listener's attendance is optional but recommended

The Mentor Sessions are with a senior coach here @ TCI who has years of coaching experience and delivers incredible feedback on how to take your coaching to the next level. They are there to help stretch you and champion your success.

After your 2nd triad session in each group of sessions (this will be sessions 2, 5 and 7) we suggest to email the WOW team at  wow@thecoachinginstitute.com.au to organize your triad mentor. 

Group 2 you are the Client: 

You are here to assist the coach in the group to be able to practice their coaching skills. Come to your sessions with an open mind, vulnerability and ready to play at 100%. Doing this allows for your coach to gain valuable insights into how to coach, while you also get to uncover ways to be the best version of yourself you can be. Every coach needs coaching; we all have areas where we can take another step up and BE more than we are currently being. The more we are open in these sessions the more everybody in the triad can expand their knowledge.

Group 3 you are the Listener: 

The listeners job is to do just that, listen. Learning from how another coach holds space in a session, and provide feedback on what you heard or saw. Completing the Listener Feedback form as you listen.

These forms give you a guide on how to deliver feedback to the coach in this triad group. 
It shows you what to look out for, what to notice and how a coaching session should run.

Now you have the facts you are ready to rock out and grow into who you need to be as a coach!

We trust you will find an amazing experience and journey ahead of you. :)

Reviewed and updated 15/04/2020

 

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